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Sylvie

by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., friendship, city & town life

One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.

Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape. Sure, it’s a little too close to the dumpster below, but if she stays carefu …

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Tanna's Lemming

by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., values & virtues, native canadian, polar regions

“Stories have hearts, just like people. And the heart of this story is true, even if the things said or done have been switched around a bit.”

In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Tanna’s Owl, Tanna finds a small, grey lemming, far too cute to turn over to the scientist who has sent the children out to gather lemmings for his research …

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The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Shawn Harris
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: science fiction, animals, action & adventure, cats, humorous

New York Times bestselling Mac Barnett and Caldecott Honor award-winning illustrator Shawn Harris turn their massively popular The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza live cartoon into an action-packed and hysterical graphic novel series—perfect for fans of Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier, and Jeff Kinney. A Kids' Indie Next List Pick!

Something terrible i …

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A Garden of Creatures

by Sheila Heti, illustrated by Esmé Shapiro
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: death & dying, rabbits, friendship

A tender and deeply moving picture book about loss and the big questions it leaves behind from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Heti and acclaimed illustrator Esmé Shapiro.

Two bunnies and a cat live happily together in a beautiful garden. But when the big bunny passes away, the little bunny is unsure how to fill the void she left behind. A …

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Spirit of Summerwood

by Vivien Gorham
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: horses, equestrian

A stand-alone follow-up to award-winning middle grade novel Touch of Gold, set at a horse camp with a mysterious past, featuring themes of allyship, friendship, and activism.

It's finally summer, and for twelve-year-old Aislinn, that means two sweet, uninterrupted weeks at her favourite place in the world — Summerwood Farm. At Summerwood's all-gi …

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The Language of Flowers

by Dena Seiferling
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., values & virtues, environment

An adopted bumblebee learns the language of flowers from her floral family in this enchanting picture book, inspired by floriography, that celebrates one of nature's most important relationships.

Deep within a magical meadow, some lonely flowers receive a very special gift: a baby bumblebee in need. The flowers name her Beatrice, they care for her …

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Wiijibibamatoon Anangoonan/Runs with the Stars

by Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O'Connor, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko, translated by Kelvin Morrison
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, horses, multigenerational

As they await the birth of a new foal, a man teaches his grandchild about the Ojibwe Horses that used to roam the forests of northwestern Ontario. The horses once ran wild and free, but when Grandfather was a boy, they almost disappeared. Now he is the caretaker of his own small herd, keeping the breed alive for future generations and teaching his …

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Runs with the Stars

by Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O'Connor, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, horses, multigenerational

“Elders say they were always here. The horses were small, but strong.”
“Like me?”
“Like you.”

As they await the birth of a new foal, a man teaches his grandchild about the Ojibwe Horses that used to roam the forests of northwestern Ontario. The horses once ran wild and free, but when Grandfather was a boy, they almost disappeared. Now …

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